The Golden Wheel Awards honor those individuals and groups who are making a difference in transforming San Francisco into a more people and bike-friendly place.
2017 Honoree: Tom Radulovich
As Executive Director of Livable City, Tom advocates for better walking, cycling, and transit, more housing, and improved public spaces in San Francisco. Tom served on the BART Board of Directors from 1996 to 2016, and twice as president. At BART, Tom led the effort to eliminate the rush-hour bike blackout and mandatory bicycle passes and championed bike space on trains, secure bicycle parking at stations, and a new access policy that prioritizes walking and cycling as primary access modes for all BART stations.
2017 Honoree: Bicis Del Pueblo
BICIS DEL PUEBLO is a community-based environmental justice project in the heart of the Excelsior District. This community space is designed for Southeast San Francisco residents to learn, teach and share knowledge on bicycle riding and repair. Bicis Del Pueblo works to encourage and support communities of color to incorporate bicycling in everyday activities that improves the conditions in our neighborhoods, strengthens cooperation, and decreases our dependence on fossil fuel.
2017 Keynote Speaker: Mark Leno
We are pleased to welcome former California State Senator Mark Leno to this year’s Golden Wheel Awards. An SF Bicycle Coalition member and activist, Mark first impacted local politics in 1998 when he was appointer by Mayor Willie Brown to an empty seat on the Board of Supervisors. He was elected to the State Assembly in 2002 and then to the State Senate in 2008 before being termed out last year. During his tenure in the Legislature, Sen. Leno fought for better schools and access to higher education, foster youth, a cleaner and sustainable environment, single-payer universal health care, improved transportation, renewable energy, safer streets and equal rights for all Californians.